Family History by the Numbers: Summer Vacation

Family History by the Numbers: Summer Vacation

Some fun stats on our ancestors' vacations.

Some things never seem to change, and that especially feels true around the summer time.

4 months length of James Madison’s 1816 summer vacation, the longest taken by a US president

5,438 visitors to Yellowstone National Park in 1895

147 years ice cream has been commercially produced in the US

20,887 flights on Aug. 4, 2006, the busiest travel day of that year

1,900 employees of New Jersey-based American Hard Rubber Co. who skipped their vacations in 1941 to aid the war effort

350,000 number of people Sen. Hiram Johnson guessed were in Atlantic City, Labor Day 1921

9 million Americans who went “autocamping” in 1921

15 shillings amount Thomas Cook charged first-class passengers in 1851 for group tours to Liverpool

625 guest rooms in Put-in-Bay, Ohio’s, Hotel Victory, the nation’s largest resort hotel until 1919
 
From the July 2008 Family Tree Magazine 

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